The U.S. Department of Defense reports that "behind closed doors, hidden from plain view, sailors are performing important roles that may go unnoticed by many."
"Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Shawn Mulholland is an aerographer’s mate aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard."
“'We don’t only do weather. That’s a large misconception,' he said."
"The fields covered by the aerographer rating span far beyond just five-day forecasts of the weather."
"Aerographer’s mates are meteorological and oceanographic experts. They provide the necessary data that help the ship's captain make important decisions on movements and tactics."